A Christmas Carol, The Musical

Last December, with the city crippled by a snowstorm and professional theater companies postponing shows left and right, Blanchet High School staged its shrewdly economical A Christmas Carol, The Musical for six performances that drew substantial audiences to the Moore (in light of the circumstances, anyway). Seattle Theatre Group, which books the hall, was impressed. So STG program director Jason Ferguson called Mo Mershon, the head of Blanchet’s theater department, and told her, “Why don’t we look at doing a partnership? I can offer it to our subscribers and give it more exposure. It deserves it.” It’s like High School Musical, only true! Such a co-production may be commonplace in some circles, but it’s virtually unheard of for the likes of Blanchet, even in an age when some high school musicals boast budgets on par with the pros. With songs by Alan Menken (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast), the 1994 Dickens-based show is a proven draw, snow or no snow. MIKE SEELY

Sat., Dec. 19, 2 & 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 20, 2 & 7 p.m., 2009

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